Optical Transceiver Market Bolstered as 100G Arrives in Force, Reports Infonetics Research

  Optical Transceiver Market Bolstered as 100G Arrives in Force, Reports
  Infonetics Research

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BOSTON -- December 19, 2012

Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its
10G/40G/100G Optical Transceivers market size and forecast report, which
tracks in granular detail 10-, 40- and 100-Gigabit optical transceivers sold
into the optical transport, enterprise, data center, carrier routing and
switching markets.

ANALYST NOTE

“100G continues to surpass even our most optimistic projections,” reports
Andrew Schmitt, principal analyst for optical at Infonetics Research. “There’s
been a flurry of prototyping, sampling and trial activity all around the
world, including China, where plans for 100G have been bumped up by 12 months
since we spoke to operators there last spring. In line with our aggressive
forecasts, worldwide shipments of 100G coherent transceivers more than tripled
in 2012, and will at least double in 2013.”

Schmitt adds, “The other big deal in the transceiver market is that the
pricing gap collapsed between tunable and non-tunable XFP, further spurring
adoption of tunable XFP technology.”

OPTICAL TRANSCEIVER MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

  *Once final numbers are in for 2012, Infonetics expects the overall optical
    transceiver market to post about a 7% increase over last year, and to grow
    in healthy double digits to reach close to $2.0 billion in 2013
  *Unit shipments of 10G, 40G and 100G transceivers continue to increase, but
    revenue for 10G and 40G is under pressure from price declines and the
    shift to 100G
  *By 2015, 40G and 100G transceiver revenue together will match 10G
    transceiver revenue for the first time
  *Infonetics anticipates network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) to supply
    more than 3/4 of all 100G long reach ports by 2014-2015

REPORT SYNOPSIS

Infonetics’ 10G/40G/100G optical transceivers report provides worldwide market
size, forecasts, and analysis for manufacturer revenue and units shipped
through 2016. The report analyzes the market by optical transceiver module
speed, reach, wavelength, and form factor. Unit volume forecasts are based on
Infonetics’ 1G/10G/40G/100G Networking Ports forecast, released in October
2012, which aggregates trends from a wide range of enterprise, data center,
optical transport, and carrier routing and switching equipment. To buy the
report, contact Infonetics: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.

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UPCOMING RESEARCH

Download Infonetics OPTICAL report highlights, tables of contents,
prospectuses, market research brochure, and events brochure at
http://www.infonetics.com/login.

  *OTN and Packet Optical Hardware Market Share and Forecasts (Dec. 19)
  *Service Provider Capex, Opex, ARPU, and Subscribers Database (Dec. 19)
  *Telecommunications Equipment Vendor Leadership Scorecard (Dec. 2012)

RELATED RESEARCH

  *Infonetics’ latest Optical research brief: http://bit.ly/RATdfq
  *Coherent 100G set to take over core networks
  *Tepid WDM growth, slumping SONET/SDH bog down optical market in 3Q12
  *ROADM WSS component market down 34% in 1H12
  *Alcatel-Lucent named top optical vendor by carriers in new Infonetics
    survey
  *'Virtualization’ coming soon to an optical network near you
  *OTN to grow to 80% of all optical spending by 2016; big P-OTS vendor
    battle brewing
  *Operators confirm transition to OTN switching is underway

TO BUY REPORTS AND SURVEYS, CONTACT SALES:

N. America (West), Asia, Latin America: Larry Howard, larry@infonetics.com, +1
408-583-3335

N. America (East), Texas, Midwest: Scott Coyne, scott@infonetics.com, +1
408-583-3395

Europe, Middle East, Africa: George Stojsavljevic, george@infonetics.com, +44
755-488-1623

Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp

ABOUT INFONETICS

Infonetics Research (www.infonetics.com) is an international market research
and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader
in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world
regions, Infonetics helps clients plan, strategize, and compete effectively.
View Infonetics’ About Us slides at http://bit.ly/QUrbrV.

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Contact:

Infonetics Research
Andrew Schmitt, +1-408-583-3393
Principal Analyst, Optical
andrew@infonetics.com
Twitter: @aschmitt
 
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